ELECAM: Electoral board evaluates readiness for 7th October election

The Electoral Board of Elections Cameroon is meeting in its fourth session as of right in view of the Presidential election on 7th October 2018.

The meeting has been organised to present, examine and adopt draft resolutions to approve the composition of the National vote counting commission for the final counting of votes for the 7th October election of the President of the Republic.

According to section 49 of the Electoral Code; “Joint electoral commissions shall be set up and charged respectively with preparing electoral activities, organizing and supervising election operations, polling operations and the final counting of votes.”

The meeting is the first since the proclamation of the list of nine candidates to run for the 7th October presidential elections.  The meeting also come up after the Constitutional Council dismissed all petitions relating to the acceptance or rejection of candidatures for the elections.

During the session, members of the board presented reports of their field trip undertaken to the regions from the 8th to the 22nd August 2018. They will also listen to the account of the Director General of Elections on the level of preparation for the 7th October presidential election especially in the North West and South West regions.

The level of distribution of voter cards was also scrutinised and plans to intensify its activities in the locally and diaspora were also announced.

The chairman of the Electoral Board of ELECAM, Enow Abrams Egbe praised members for a job well done and called on them to continue working with devotion and patriotism as the task ahead is more demanding and delicate.

Members were assured that elections will take place in the North West and South West region as following centres grouping many polling stations have been set up in both regions in order to ensure the safety of voters, voting material and polling officials.

Relating to pulling stations in barracks, the chairman of the Electoral Board of ELECAM said what is important is the accessibility of the polling station to voters. He added that schools are found within barracks which some amongst the idle places recommended by law to host polling stations.

He insisted that representatives of all political parties taking part in the election shall be present at the polling stations.

The ELECAM board chair reiterated the importance of the election in improving the electoral climate in the county.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

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